There are two types of Aftershaves; an Aftershave Splash and an Aftershave Balm. Both types with soothe the skin, calm razor burn and close open pores. Aftershave Splashes are alcohol-based and will sting a bit at first, but ultimately soothe and tone your skin. Aftershave Balms do all the same things but are also a moisturizer. Typically an Aftershave Balm will have witch hazel rather than alcohol which will tone the skin without being drying. Aftershave Balms are wonderful during winter months or for anyone with dry/sensitive skin. In addition to an aftershave splash or balm, an alum block
can be used to aid in toning the skin and remedying any small cuts or weepers after shaving.